Stonewielder (The Malazan Empire #3) - Ian C. Esslemont8.76

Greymane believed he’d outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn’t as enamoured with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire.

For there is a new Emperor on the throne of Malaz, and he is dwelling on the ignominy that is the Empire’s failed invasion of the Korel subcontinent. In the vaults beneath Unta, the Imperial capital, lie the answers to that disaster. And out of this buried history surfaces the name Stonewielder.

In Korel, Lord Protector Hiam, commander of the Stormguard, faces the potential annihilation of all that he holds dear. With few remaining men and a crumbling stone wall that has seen better days, he confronts an ancient enemy: the sea-borne Stormriders have returned.

Religious war also threatens these lands. The cult of the Blessed Lady, which had stood firm against the Riders for millennia, now seeks to eradicate its rivals. And as chaos looms, a local magistrate investigating a series of murders suddenly finds himself at the heart of a far more ancient and terrifying crime – one that has tainted an entire land...

Stonewielder is an enthralling new chapter in the epic story of a thrillingly imagined world.

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Release date: November 12, 2010
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy
Average rating: 8.76/10
Total ratings: 8
Updated: August 26, 2021

The Malazan Empire :: Series

Ian C. Esslemont co-created the world of Malaz with his friend Steven Erikson, and Esslemont’s novels of the Malazan Empire are set in the same world as Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Belongs to the series Malazan World

Night of Knives (The Malazan Empire #1)7.64
Return of the Crimson Guard (The Malazan Empire #2)8.22
Stonewielder (The Malazan Empire #3)8.76
Orb Sceptre Throne (The Malazan Empire #4)8.38
Blood and Bone (The Malazan Empire #5)8.00
Assail (The Malazan Empire #6)8.00